Report: 2 ICE officers killed, 1 wounded at federal office building in Long Beach

By | February 17, 2012

Three immigration officers were involved in a shootout at the Long Beach federal building on Thursday evening, police said.

Two officers were pronounced dead at the scene and the third, reportedly shot in the upper torso, was sent to a nearby hospital, according to aerial communications from Long Beach police, reported.

One of the agents is believed to be the suspected gunman, police said, but suspect’s condition was unknown.

A Long Beach police official told the Associated Press that the shooter killed one person, wounded another with a shot to the stomach, and then was killed. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the case.

The third officer is being treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center, and his vital signs were positive, said Francine Marlenee, speaking on behalf of the hospital.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday on the seventh floor of the building located on the city’s oceanfront at 501 W. Ocean Blvd., police said.

Initial reports described two people involved in the shootout, including a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer.

More than a dozen police vehicles and at least two fire trucks lined the sidewalks surrounding the heavily secured building. …

via U.S. News – Report: 2 ICE officers killed, 1 wounded at federal office building in Long Beach.

A confrontation between law enforcement agents erupted in gunfire Thursday evening at the federal building in Long Beach, leaving two dead and one seriously injured, authorities said.

The incident involved agents from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building along the city’s oceanfront.

The shooter is believed to have opened fire on his supervisor over an unspecified dispute, law enforcement authorities told The Times.

As the supervisor lay wounded, another agent jumped in and tried to subdue the gunman. Another round of gunfire broke out, authorties said.

Officials were investigating whether the gunman turned his weapon on himself, the sources said. The extent of any wounds he may have suffered was not immediately clear.

via LA Times

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